HOW TO GET RID OF FRUIT FLIES BEFORE THEY LAY EGGS ON YOUR FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
HOW TO GET RID OF FRUIT FLIES
Fruit Flies gravitate towards the kitchen, and they get into your food, and you don’t even want to know disgusting it is that they’re looking for a place to lay their eggs which eventually turn into maggots. Tiny, black specks floating around near the fruit bowl? Or that one lone straggler is circling the sink drain. And if you’re anything like us, getting rid of them is your number one priority. Here are some tips on how to get rid of fruit flies for good!
FRUIT FLY TRAPS
Fruit Fly traps are the fastest way to get rid of Fruit Flies. Try setting out a small dish filled with apple cider vinegar or red wine. The fruit flies will be attracted to the smell and drown when they fly in. You can also try setting out a small dish filled with detergent water. The detergent will break the surface tension and cause the fruit flies to drown when they land on the water.
FRUIT FLIES LAY EGGS
Female fruit flies can lay hundreds of eggs within their brief life spans. Eggs are most commonly laid on moist, fermenting food masses such as overripe fruit and vegetables. Within 24 to 30 hours, fruit fly eggs hatch into larvae known as maggots. The US government studies Fruit Fly infestations because they can cause a problem in agriculture.
FRUIT FLY PREVENTION
The easiest way to get rid of fruit flies is not to let them in your space in the first place. Make sure you regularly wash all eating surfaces, take out the trash daily, and keep your sink clean and clear of any standing water. If you see any overripe fruit lying around, throw it away immediately. These little guys love a juicy piece of fruit to lay their eggs in!
SAY GOODBYE TO FRUIT FLIES
Fruit flies are pesky little creatures that seem to appear out of nowhere. But if you’re vigilant about preventing them from entering your space in the first place and quick to act if they do appear, you can get rid of them for good! Click here to see the five most infected bed bug cities.